Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says he “will lock arms with players”

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GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on September 10, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Wednesday, September 27th that he was proud of his players — and he “will lock arms” with them.

The Packers tweeted on Wednesday that McCarthy said the players “put a lot of time, energy & thought into it.”

“Why are we doing this is explained. I mean, you want them to just have the opportunity to disagree but once again, once a decision is made, it’s not okay to be disagreeable. And I think this is an example of that. And so the process that they’ve gone through, I’m proud of them. Their approach is one of a positive nature and that’s, that’s definitely the preference. So. Locking arms and honoring the flag I think is a very good thing,” McCarthy said.

GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 24: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after beating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 in overtime at Lambeau Field on September 24, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, in an interview with ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, quarterback Aaron Rodgers asked football fans to link arms at Lambeau Field before the game against the Chicago Bears.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, September 26th, Rodgers said, “This is about equality. This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little uncomfortable for people.”

Rodgers went on to say, “we’re going to ask the fans to join in as well and come together and show people that we can be connected and we can grow together.”